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Paul Collingwood takes another bruise for his country

Paul Collingwood has become England’s Steve Waugh. Cussed, determined, bloody minded, he’s the uncrushable cockroach in the batting order, which is exactly what Waugh was for Australia. The comparison will give Collingwood some satisfaction since, among opponents, Waugh is the man he most admires. He had a stark introduction. ‘I was coming out to bat for my first one day international against Australia at old Trafford and Waugh was standing in my place at the crease setting the field, putting in slips and gullies [England were 40-4 on a damp Manchester night.] I had to stand out of the way and wait til he’d finished to take guard! It was typical of him. He had this amazing aura and I realised then I was nowhere near being good enough for international cricket….’ He tails off in the memory of that fraught night when he was out for 9 and England were humbled for 86. Read more…

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Prince William unlikely to fill void left in the England team by Andrew Flintoff

Prince William’s attempt to fill the void left in the England team by Andrew Flintoff looks set to founder.

His brief cameo with the bat against a succession of Australian kids, suggested a dogged front-foot technique, and a vague and rather stiff swing of the bat which tended to loft the ball into the outfield. Read more…

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